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6 Body Language Secrets of Powerful People

Lisa B. Marshall | Posted 06.27.2015 | Business
Lisa B. Marshall

The most powerful people in a group are not always the smartest or most knowledgeable. So, why are they the leaders? Often times, it is because of subtle body language that draws people to them.

Physical Leadership 101: Yah, You're Larger Than Life

David Peck | Posted 06.24.2015 | Business
David Peck

Physicality -- posture, facial expressions, body language, and movement style -- streams big data about what we think and feel. For leaders, that data is received by many, magnifying its impact.

THIS Is How You Flirt With Body Language

Lisa Copeland | Posted 06.23.2015 | Fifty
Lisa Copeland

Every time you're with a man, each of you is giving off signals that you might not even be aware of. I want to share some of these with you because once you get this, it's like having a behind the scenes playbook for knowing whether or not he's into you.

The Power (and Science) of Cuddling

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 06.16.2015 | Women
Vanessa Van Edwards

Did you know you have a secret weapon? You carry it with you every day. You were born with it. Sometimes it turns red and sometimes you have to get it checked. It's also your largest organ. It's your skin!

10 Ways Body Language Can Help You Convey Power at Work

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 06.03.2015 | Women
Vanessa Van Edwards

Overall, you want to make sure that your body language is aligned with your words. If you are telling people you are confident, show confidence.

Best Career Advice, I Received in my Early Years: Beyond Content

Karthik Rajan | Posted 05.15.2015 | Business
Karthik Rajan

My early days after graduation were a struggle of a different kind -- not subject matter expertise but having deep meaningful conversations on technical subjects. My work centered on core analytics -- statistics and related technical subjects.

The Silent Language of the Body

Christa Dowling | Posted 06.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Christa Dowling

"A warm smile is the universal language of kindness" -- William Arthur Ward American Writer 1921-1994...

Carolyn Gregoire

'Power Poses' Don't Make You Any More Powerful, Apparently

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.15.2015 | Science

The secret to power lies in a powerful pose. That's according to a famous 2010 Harvard Business School study that found expansive postures -- for ...

Cultural Diversity + Children Inspiration = Human Connection Beyond Stories

Karthik Rajan | Posted 06.01.2015 | Business
Karthik Rajan

In life, we tread through many observations. We remember some and we recall few. My observation is that the stories within books, and movies have a high recall rate as they connect with me as a person.

5 Secrets of a Successful TED Talk

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 05.17.2015 | Business
Vanessa Van Edwards

What makes a successful TED talk? Here at the Science of People we endeavored to find out. Why do some TED talks rack up millions of views, change lives and are talked about everywhere?

Using Body Language to Your Advantage During an Interview

Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors | Posted 05.06.2015 | College
Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors

Hold on a second - How is your posture right now? Take a moment to audit your body language. Now imagine you're in an interview. What would you do differently? Your nonverbal communication during an interview can be just as important as what you say.

Does Your Body Language Create Trust?

Dianna Booher | Posted 05.03.2015 | Business
Dianna Booher

To make sure your body language reflects trust or to increase trust with clients and coworkers, keep these tips in mind.

Dealing With the Fear of Public Speaking: Seven Tips

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 03.16.2015 | Business
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

Even after 15 years and over one thousand lectures, I can't say that I've completely overcome the fear of public speaking. On some occasions, I still get some butterflies when I first get up in front of the audience.

People Are Listening and You Haven't Said a Word Yet

Jagneet Singh | Posted 01.05.2015 | Business
Jagneet Singh

This means your appearance, your body language, and the way you carry yourself are identifiers of what you are about. Think of it like being the front cover of a book; the content could be extraordinary, but if it doesn't scream "pick me up!" only a select few actually will.

Body Language Speaks Loud and Clear: Eight Tips To Getting It Right

Debra Fine | Posted 12.22.2014 | Business
Debra Fine

While I believe small talk is BIG, non-verbal communication is small-talk's best friend. As the saying goes: "Actions speak louder than words." And it's a saying that rings true.

Jacqueline Howard

The Simple Trick That Can Boost Your Confidence Immediately

HuffingtonPost.com | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 05.15.2015 | Science

Smile, don't slouch, and don't cross your arms. Your parents probably taught you to use certain body language to appear friendly and polite. But new research shows that your body language does much more than just change the way other people see you -- it can even change how you see yourself. Psychologists describe this phenomenon as "embodied cognition." Just watch the latest video in our Talk Nerdy series above to learn more.

How to Show a Man You're Not Interested

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 12.08.2014 | Women
Vanessa Van Edwards

If you want to avoid that awkward did-he-just-touch-my butt-moment, here are some subtle body language tips you can use in bars to thwart unwanted advances.

Go Ahead, Act Like a Guy: Body Language Advice for Women

Greg J. Stone | Posted 12.06.2014 | Business
Greg J. Stone

"Whatever you do, don't use your hands when you speak." Many female clients in my consulting practice have told me that other, uh, advisors, of the male variety, imparted this conventional "wisdom." Why? Because "gestures will make you look aggressive or unprofessional!" Huh?

How to Leverage Intuition in Decision-making

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.24.2014 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

It may feel safer to rely on logic or the opinions of others, but your gut instinct isn't just a willy-nilly mush of emotions, it's the sum of the subtle information that your brain has collected, but hasn't yet fully processed. It's your own inner wisdom.

Body Language and Poker Tells

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 08.19.2014 | Entertainment
Vanessa Van Edwards

I get asked all the time in my body language and human lie detection trainings if nonverbal science works in poker. And the answer: Body language is essential for poker players!

Are Spanx Causing Vocal Fry?

Jen Olenizcak | Posted 08.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Jen Olenizcak

I've been teaching presentation skills to professionals and educators in NYC consistently for the past few years. During every class my students need ...

Woman at Work: Intercultural Complexities -- Are You Too Dynamic to Succeed Globally?

O'Brien Browne | Posted 08.03.2014 | Business
O'Brien Browne

Businesswomen have to be agile, resourceful and resilient to excel in a male-dominated business environment. Of the many obstacles they must navigate, one of the toughest is the challenge of cross-cultural business.

Does Your Skull Spell Love? An Exploration of Our Skeletal Vocabulary

Miriam Ava | Posted 07.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

If your bones were words, what would they say? What we take in -- food, thoughts, emotions -- gets metabolized. We're made of that which we consume,...

The Science of Twerking

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 07.14.2014 | Entertainment
Vanessa Van Edwards

It seems that the twerking trend simply won't die. But why? What about this bizarre dance craze is so fascinating? First, let's get clear on what tw...

Dancing Eyebrows, Amanda Knox, and Jerry Hobbs: Assessing Guilt Based On Body Language Is a Dangerous Game

Steve Drizin | Posted 07.14.2014 | Crime
Steve Drizin

There's no place for such conjecture testimony in the court system or the court of public opinion. It may make for great television but it is not science.